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Fleming College Breaks Ground on New Haliburton Residence


Fleming College celebrated the official groundbreaking of its new residence at the Haliburton School of Art and Design (HSAD) during a ceremony on Friday, Dec. 15. 

Fleming College President Maureen Adamson and Board Chair Don Gillespie were joined by the Honourable Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities, Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, and members of the Fleming community to mark the start of a new chapter for the Haliburton Campus. 

The new $16 million residence will contain 47 beds within two pavilions. These units will be divided into one- and two-bedroom units, including accessible bedrooms. 

“The development of this residence not only demonstrates Fleming’s commitment to the county of Dysart, it will provide safe and secure housing for all future students, as well as economic and housing opportunities for the region,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “This development is an example of what college and community partnerships can build together”

“Access to affordable housing is important for the well-being and success of Ontario’s postsecondary students,” said Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities. “With this new student residence, Fleming College is providing more learners with local housing options so they can focus on their studies and feel part of their postsecondary community.” The new residence will be used by students in HSAD’s certificate and diploma programs, as well as students attending summer programs and workshops. The facility will also be used to attract new visitors attending conferences and arts-related workshops in the area. 

“Breaking ground for the new residence is not only the start of the construction process, but a start for new opportunities at Fleming’s Haliburton campus,” said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. “Through conferences and workshops, students and visitors alike will be able to explore their limitless creativity in this state-of-the-art facility.”

The new residence is set to open in January 2025.

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